The Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 4 started rolling already. If you don’t feel like waiting for the update, we have the download link for you. If you have flashed a custom recovery you can simply download the update zip file to your device and flash. Assuming you don’t have a custom recovery, hit the break for full instructions.
The Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 7 LTE started rolling already. If you don’t feel like waiting for the update, we have the download link for you. If you have flashed a custom recovery you can simply download the update zip file to your device and flash. Assuming you don’t have a custom recovery, hit the break for full instructions.
Google Voice Search is finally getting an update that adds in support for languages besides just English. Previously, any questions you asked Google would get an English response, but now if you ask a question in French, for example, Google will read back results in French. If English isn’t your first language, this can make the entire Google search experience significantly better for you.
This update adds in support for French, German, and Japanese languages, and Google is committed to getting more languages and translations built in.
source: Inside Search
The Android 4.4.1 update for the Nexus 5 started rolling a little quicker than we had originally thought. This update will dramatically improve the camera by making it faster. If you don’t feel like waiting for the update, we have the download link for you. If you have flashed a custom recovery you can simply download the update zip file to your device and flash. Assuming you don’t have a custom recovery, then hit the break for full instructions.
Just about everyone with a Moto X has or is getting KitKat relatively soon. Verizon got the update first and AT&T followed shortly after. US Cellular’s update is even around the corner. And according to a tipster over at Phone Arena, Sprint is sending out soak test invites for the Android 4.4 KitKat update. If you’re part of Motorola’s Feedback Network, you are likely to have received the invite. Being a part of the soak test allows Motorola to have a sample size good enough to identify problems and fix them before a major roll out.
Sprint Moto X owners, have you received a soak test invite?
Source: Phone Arena
Following up yesterday’s release of an update to Google’s Play Movies that enables saving movies in low resolution, Google has started pushing out an update to their Play Music app that enables a similar feature for music. Instead of giving users an option to save a smaller file, the app will now prompt users to save their music files to external storage if their device has any available. Google also added a standardized “Share” option to make it easier to keep your friends updated on what you are listening to. The code for this latest update reveals support for the redemption of coupon codes as well, though it is not apparent in the app how that might be done. » Read the rest
Google is giving Glass Explorers an opportunity to exchange their current pair of smart glasses for the new version. Explorers that purchased Glass before October 28 of this year are receiving invitations to exchange because the updated version is compatible with new accessories and prescription frames that are on the way. While Explorers are not required to exchange their Glass, it would be a smart move considering they would be getting a new piece of hardware.
Explorers have until February 5 to decide and it will take about 3 to 5 days after receiving your current Glass to send out a new one. So if you’re also unhappy with the color you chose, you can change that as well.
I certainly have no memories of this game, as it was released to arcades six years before my birth, but perhaps some of you will…
Double Dragon Trilogy, a favorite from 1987, has been released to Google Play.
It was one of the first co-op arcade titles, and now it’s ready to come to mobile devices everywhere. And you’ll get some extra material in this download, as the game includes the original game as well as Double Dragon 2: The Revenge, and Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone.
All of the same moves and special features are included, and it’s apparently a nice recreation of its older version for only $3.00. Hit the break for the full features list and a link to the game in the Play Store.
Thanks to Google+, you can now “GIF-out” your holiday photos to send some pretty cool e-cards to family and friends.
If you take a photo featuring any kind of Christmas tree or snow, Google will automatically “Auto Awesome” your pictures and add snow or twinkling lights to it, turning them into GIFs.
The idea seems a bit corny, but when actually looking on it, it’s really not all that bad. Try it out for yourself! Let us know how it turns out. Hit the break for an example of a snowy picture.
Action Launcher was pretty much just your basic launcher when it was first released, but it has certainly grown a lot since that point.
First of all, the launcher features a “Quickpage,” which gives instant and easy access to a home screen card by simply swiping to the side of the screen. “1-Swipe,” another new addition, gives you access to both Quickpage and the previously added Quickdrawer by simply swiping to the left or right.
The best part about these new features is that you can use them alongside other launchers. The update also adds some nice KitKat additions including the new folder design as well as the status/nav bars.
The pro version is on sale for half-off right now for $2 and adds some customization features to the free version. I’ll certainly be giving it a long look when my new Nexus 7 comes in the mail tomorrow! (Can you tell I’m excited?) Hit the break for the link to the app in the Play Store.